Mandatory Training Requirements
Whilst there are requirements for organisations to ensure they follow regulations and guidelines, there are great variations in how organisations classify what is mandatory training, therefore we have developed this short survey for all NHS organisations to provide our clients with NHS wide benchmarking information on this key topic.
 
Overall, the purpose of core essential and mandatory training programmes is to improve the standard of care and service delivery, as well as to ensure staff and organisations are compliant with relevant regulations and guidelines. All UK organisations have a statutory requirement to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 which states (at 2.2(c)) that an employer’s duty extends to ‘the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employee’.
 
In addition to legislation, organisations must also consider other external requirements which govern their practice when determining their mandatory training programmes.  For example, within the NHS, consideration should be given to the requirements of the Care Quality Commission’s Essential Standards of Quality & Safety and the NHSLA risk management standards. National training targets may also be set, such as the information governance targets set by NHS Connecting for Health. 
 
Next Steps
To participate in our survey, click on the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XMHDTPL.  Please complete this survey by Friday 7th June 2013.  Once all results are collated, the results will be summarised and shared with all participating organisations.
If you have any queries regarding this survey, please contact your local NHS Internal Audit Consortium or Leanne Hawkes @ Leanne.Hawkes@emias.nhs.uk.

Last updated: 6th November 2015